Basic Site Details

Name: Eglinton Crescent
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Terraced house  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 31A, Douglas CrescentYesNo 31 turns the corner into Douglas Crescent
Item 2 of 31-31, Eglinton CrescentYes 
Item 3 of 352, Palmerston PlaceYesNos 1, 2 and 3 turn the corner into Palmerston Place


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21872  Feued from this year
Item 2 of 218731880  


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 4John ChesserArchitectA18731880Designed from Heriot Trust, but mainly built by Roberts & Son and James Steel
Item 2 of 4(Sir) James SteelBuilderA18751880As developer
Item 3 of 4George RobertsArchitect, BuilderA18751880As builder, executing Chesser's designs
Item 4 of 4George Roberts & SonArchitectural practiceA18751880As builder, executing Chesser's designs


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Heriot Trust 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Child Structures

This structure or site has the following component or child structures (click on an item to view details):
 Building NameNotes
Item 1 of 1010 Eglinton Crescent 
Item 2 of 1012 Eglinton Crescent 
Item 3 of 1015 Eglinton Crescent 
Item 4 of 1019 Eglinton Crescent 
Item 5 of 1020 Eglinton Crescent 
Item 6 of 103 Eglinton Crescent 
Item 7 of 107 Eglinton Crescent, billiard room 
Item 8 of 10De Vere Hotel 
Item 9 of 10Eglinton Crescent, conversion of houses into flats 
Item 10 of 10Green's Hotel 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Byrom, Connie2005The Edinburgh New Town Gardens: 'blessings as well as beauties' Birlinnp402
Item 2 of 2Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdpp372-3

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder20 February 1892LXII Chesser's obituary

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 6 Heriot Trust Papers  
Item 2 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28728Nos 1, 2 and 3 (with 52 Palmerston Place)
Item 3 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register49188Nos 4-25
Item 4 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register28730Nos 26-30
Item 5 of 6Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register29277No 31 (see separate entry)
Item 6 of 6Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore146635